With their mix of Afrobeat, Rock, Funk and different Congolese music styles, the band around the charismatic singer Jupiter Bokondji appears not only on world music festival but also on Rock & Pop Festivals. Jupiter was born in Kinshasa and grew up in the former GDR, where his father worked for the Embassy of Congo.
At that time, he listened to bands like The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, and James Brown, who still influence his music. Since than several musical projects followed and he always developed his own style. He has been part of Damon Albarns “Africa Express” and will release his new Album “Kin Sonic” at Glitterbeat in July 2017 (produced by Marc-Antoine Moreau) For many spectators Jupiter /Okwess has been one of the highlights of the Womex 2016 and we can look forward to many powerful shows in Europe in 2017 and 2018.
Jupiter Bokondji Ilola - Lead Singer & Tam-Tam
Yende Balamba Bongongo - Singer & Bass
Blaise Sewika Boyite - Singer & Shakers/Tools
Richard Kabamga Kasonga - Lead Guitar
Eric Malu-Malu-Muginda - Second Guitar
Montana Kinunu Ntunu - Drums
Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia